Otis Clay performs this Saturday night (January 5th, 2013) at S.P.A.C.E. in Evanston.
He’s a Chicago-bred deep soul artists I’ve profiled before on Darkjive. He’s recorded on a ton of labels (including Kayvette, Dakar, Hi, One-Der-Ful, and his own Echo imprint since his beginnings in the 1950s), but it’s his consistency that stands out.
This event is celebrating the release of his latest album, “Truth Is”.
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Ayana Contreras (me) and Simeon Viltz (of The Primeridian) are the “Groove Conspiracy…”
In the land of 10 million grooves only a few can grab a hold of the people’s aural senses and captivate their shokras. Spinning cutting edge beats juxtaposed with gritty, get down gems from the cradle of soul. Their weapon of choice: vinyl.
Join us at The Morseland: 1218 West Morse. (I’m there most Second Thursdays, too!)
We will also be there Friday the 17th (this Friday).
It’s about that time… and I’ve got more heat. Soulful dynamite. Killer funk. Local Chicago gems. Bluesy groovers. Polyrhythmic madness. The stuff that hip-hop was built upon. And, as always, no cover. Join me and Gaucho at the Morseland: 1218 West Morse, this Thursday at 9:30pm.
Below, rare groove stone-cold gangster lean goodness by The Impressions (of our fair city), “Sooner or Later”. Jive on!
The University of Chicago’s Center for the Studies of Race, Politics, and Culture, DOVA (Department of Visual Arts) Temporary Gallery, Black Panther Party Illinois History Project, and Diasporal Rhythms for an exhibit of works by Emory Douglas, internationally known artist and former Black Panther Party Minister of Culture. Location: DOVA Temporary (5228 S. Harper). Exhibit runs December 2, 2009-January 2, 2010.